Reflection #567 – Forbidden City

Forbidden City

When you hear the word “China” all types of exotic images run through my mind. For me, words like “busy,” “crowded,” and “ancient” pop in mind as well.

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I took this photo of one of the canals in the Forbidden City as soon as the ticket booth opened. There were people around, and they were beginning to enter by droves, but I was able to capture an almost empty and serene scene.

Beijing is a fascinating place, full of food, people, and customs so unlike those in the western world. I’ve been there a number of times, and each time enjoyed it tremendously.

It has become a very popular destination, though, so you need to be ready to enter when the gates open to have any hope of photographing the sights, especially without the tourists.

Have you been to Beijing? What did you enjoy about it?

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